The mission of organizations residing in the Bohemian National Hall is the promotion of Czech culture,

business and traditions as well as the building of a cultural and social dialog between the Czech and American public. The Czech Center New York, Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association and Restaurant “BKB” are all located in the Bohemian National Hall which functions as a lively multi-functional center open to all people interested in the Czech Republic.


TODAY: August 21, 1968


August 21, 2018 - October 5, 2018,

[2nd Floor] The exhibition i"August 21, 1968" features a selection of twenty iconic photographs capturing the dramatic events that occurred on August 21, 1968 in Czechoslovakia. Photographs...
Organized by: Czech Center NY

The Kidnappers of Nonexistent Time


September 20, 2018, 7:00 PM

[3rd Floor] “The Kidnappers of Nonexistent Time, Czech Surrealism in the 1930s and its Influence” features illustrated presentations by an art historian Meghan Forbes, Ph.D., and Slovak artist...
Organized by: SVU New York, BBLA, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York

Dvorak: The Chamber Music Survey


September 23, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

[4th Floor] The distinguished Martinu String Quartet from the Czech Republic will present music by master composer Antonin Dvorak in the third edition of DAHA's unprecedented multi-year survey...
Organized by: DAHA, BBLA

Czech and Slovak New York, 1848-2018


September 24, 2018 - November 5, 2018,

[3rd Floor] There were more than 50,000 Czechs and Slovaks living in New York City in the early 20th century and they continue to have a presence today. The exhibition “Czech and Slovak New York,...
Organized by: BBLA, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the City Council.

The 2018 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival

September 25, 2018 - September 29, 2018,

[4th Floor] The second edition of Central European contemporary theater honoring Vaclav Havel, with the best productions and cultural institutions from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and...
Organized by: Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, BBLA

Night Before the Funeral

stage reading, Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival

September 25, 2018, 7:30 pm

[4th Floor] A stage reading presented by the New York Untitled Theater Company #61 and Prague Svanda Theatre. Night Before the Funeral is a new Czech play, originally produced in 2017 by the Svanda...
Organized by: Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, BBLA